Champs 2018: KC in it, to win it! - Harrison confident in team's title chances
KC in it to win it!
A year ago, Kingston College (KC) entered the ISSA/
GraceKennedy Boys and Girls' Athletics Championships as overwhelming favourites.
They were, however, left wanting at the end of the five-day championships, with Calabar extending their reign following a close three-point victory, for a sixth straight win.
This time around, the roles have been reversed and it's Calabar who will start today's competition as huge favourites.
Still, the underdog title is one that KC head coach Neil Harrison is certainly not afraid of and he was a picture of optimism as he assessed his team's chances of lifting the title this week.
"A year ago, we were big favourites to win and Calabar were the underdogs, but we saw what happened in the end, and it is what happens over the five days of the Championships that counts," said Harrison.
"We are pretty much positive about our chances. It has always been a tight rivalry between ourselves and Calabar and this is expected once again."
Despite losing several of their main players from last year's team, Harrison believes his team is well equipped and ready for the challenge ahead.
"In anything that KC is involved in, they will always give of their best because it is Kingston College and at Champs this year, there will be no difference, as the coaching staff and the boys are highly motivated," he said.
"In Class 1, we are just as good as any other team, while in Class 3 we are very strong and in Class 2, we can hold our own. People are saying that we are weak in Class 2, but they said the same thing about Calabar last year and they performed well, so we see no reason why we will not do well here," said Harrison.
"Last year, we were very vocal in our build-up but this year we have taken a different approach and the same people who were saying that we were too vocal are the same ones now who are saying that we are too laid-back this time around, but we are doing this to suit Kingston College and not the public," Harrison added.